Lifeguard Training

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Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training courses are offered at The Y. Take your certification anywhere in the USA or apply for a job within you own local Y! Your lifeguard certification is valid for 2 years, and you must re-certify before your certification expires or you will be required to retake the full class. We offer multiple recertification classes throughout the year.

Cost: $175/participant ($25 Non-Refundable Fee for Required Prerequisite Testing + $150 Lifeguard Course Fee)

$80/participant for recertification classes (Non-Refundable)


  • 15 years of age on or before the final day of the course
  • 300 Yard swim using the Front Crawl and Breast Stroke with Rhythmic Breathing
  • 10 lb brick retrieval from deep water in less than 1 minute, 40 seconds
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without arm support
  • Recertification class participants will be required to complete a pre-requisite swim test. For recertification, your certification cannot be expired for more than 30 days.

2020 Lifeguard Training Class Dates & Location

January 18 – 19 Cansler Family Y (Recert. only)
February 21 – 23 Davis Family Y
March 6 – 8 West Side Family Y
March 16 – 18 North Side Family Y
March 26 – 28 Cansler Family Y
April 3 – 5 Davis Family Y
April 10 – 11 West Side Family Y (Recert. only)
April 23 – 25 Cansler Family Y
May 1 – 3 West Side Family Y
May 9 – 10 Cansler Family Y (Recert. only)
May 29 – 31 Davis Family Y
June 5 – 7 West Side Family Y
June 12-13 Cansler Family Y
June 19-21 Davis Family Y
June 25-27 North Side Family
August 7 – 9 West Side Y
October 1 – 3 Cansler Family Y
December 3 – 5 Davis Family Y

Register for Lifeguarding

To register for a lifeguarding class, find and register for the pre-test for your desired class. After successful completion of the in-water pre-test, you will then be able to register for the full class. Registration may be completed online, over the phone, or at the member services counter at your Y.

  • Cansler Y: 865-637-9622
  • West Side Y: 865-690-9622
  • North Side Y: 865-922-9622
  • Davis Y: 865-777-9622

Lifeguard Registration

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